WE HAVE LOTS OF DIFFERENT CLAY ACTIVITIES ON OFFER, WEEKDAYS & WEEKENDS, they all need to be booked in advance ...
We have two potters wheels in the studio and run Individual, Family and Group Sessions.
Come & have some fun throwing pots. An Individual session lasts around 60-90 minutes.You get a ball of clay and are guided through the basic steps to make a pot. Once you have done your first pot with assistance, you then get a second ball of clay and time to practice on the wheel yourself.
You can have your pots fired then return to paint them in the studio at a cost of £3.50 per pot, or alternativley you take them home to air dry on the day.
Note: Children need to be aged 7 years and over so that they can reach the peddles safely & follow the instructions given to them.
The Pottery Experience is a great fun introduction to clay. The session starts by rolling your sleeves up & throwing some pots on the wheel, this is followed by a few hours of handbuilding, using the tradional coiling method.
You are shown the basic steps to mould, shape & assemble your clay, then left to create your masterpiece.
We have lots of ideas in the studio & help on hand by our friendly team. The session usually lasts around 2-3 hours, but you can take as long as you need,there is no time limit.
Vases, pet dishes & bird houses are all popular makes during this activity, anything goes & the choice is yours.
A fun & creative way for children 6 years & over to experience clay in a fun environment.
The children simply choose what they wish to make from our examples & ideas in the studio... it may be a pen pot, wild thing pot or animals.
The choice is limitless and you wont be stuck for ideas.
You are shown step by steps on how to build,assemble & join the clay to make your creation.
or you may just want simple instructions & go it alone
The session needs to be booked in advance. Session is around 1.5 hrs
Glaze firing is optional at £3.50 or you can take your creation home with you at the end of the session.
For Adults that want to explore the various methods of hand building with clay.
In this session you are given a ball of clay along with tools and our ideas books for inspration or you may wish to bring your own ideas with you.
you are shown how to attach clay pieces with slip and left to create. you can take as long as you need to build your creation.
Bench time with step by step tutition is also available £40pp.
Bench time must be booked in advance.
For younger children 10 years & under we have clay play. No need to pre book this session.
Simply roll up their sleeves and let them squish and squash with a ball of clay & our cutters & tools
We have some simple modelling books and our younger visitors have made some great creations in theese sessions.
This fabulous fun filled day explores lots of elements of pottery making.
You will cover pot throwing on the wheel making 2-3 pots, followed by building an item by hand.
You will choose an item to make from our many ideas, and you are shown you the pottery method to built it, showing you how to shape,blend & attach the clay together to form your masterpiece. once your creations are made you relax with some pottery painting. We have lots of bisque ware to choose from,and its a lovely way to bring the day to an end.
Bring a packed lunch with you or you can order lunch from the Barn cafe & have it brought to the studio (additional cost)
Hot drinks & biscuits included
10.30am- 3pm (aprox finish)
*£20pp deposit required upon booking
Here at The Crafty Potter you can treasure those little hand & footprints forever, we can even do paws!!
we make an impression of the hand or foot in clay and then cut this into a plaque that can be wall hung.
You choose the design & colours and leave us to work our magic.
The process takes aroun 3-4 weeks from the imprint to collection.
* Deposit T & C
The Crafty Potter
Heskin Hall Shopping Village
Heskin Hall Estate
077 3239 3040
SAT: 10 - 4.30pm
SUN: 10.30- 4pm
WE ARE CLOSED SUN 23RD FEB SORRY
Last entry 60 minutes before closing time.
If no guests are painting during this time we may leave early.
Due to limited space
All handmade & painted pots are only kept in the studio for 6 weeks.
Uncollected pots will be thrown away.
Please let us know if you are unable to collect your pot & need us to keep it a little longer for you